I must say I have never even considered Hartke because I thought low price = low quality. But a friend loaned me one because my trace is being serviced and the Hartke 3500 blew me away. I was at practice with a loud drummer and two marshall half stacks and never had to turn the master past 3. I played through my 2 new Eden 115xlts and it was great. Very loud for a 350 watt head. If i ever get a backup for gigs it will be a hartke.